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20 April 2017 |  16:30 - 19:00

The Asia Cafe will be organised through the cooperation of the China Network Guanxi, the Japanese Aluminum Association Kai and the LeidenAsiaCentre.

Keep up with important developments in the region by visiting the Asia Cafe on the 20th of April in Leiden. In this cafe, contemporary and diverse subjects will be discussed by experts on the region. On April the 20th, Jue Wang and Weiping Mao will speak about regional cooperation, politics and entrepreneurship. Afterwards a social drink will take place with networking opportunities.

Prior to the Asia Cafe there is the opportunity to get a free guided tour of the Hortus Botanicus, the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands. Want to join? Mention in the registration that you would like to join the tour. There is place for 15 people.

Jue Wang is a researcher and lecturer at Leiden University with a focus on international political economy. She will discuss the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank (AIIB) and the role of the bank in regional and international relations.

Weiping Mao is Business Manager North Asia at Rijk Zwaan, an international vegetable breeding company with several branches in East Asia which he will speak about in his talk.


16:00 Tour botanical garden (only for the first 15 who registered for           this)

16:30 entrance

17:30 speakers (until 18:15)

19:00 ending

The meeting will be held in English


Registration is required. To register, please send an e-mail to:


Free public event


20 April 2017
16:30 - 19:00


Oranjerie, Hortus Botanicus Leiden

Registrations are closed for this event